On Wed, 21 Nov 2001 09:19:44 -0500 (EST)
Joao Prado Maia <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Manuel Lemos wrote:
> > > If we fixed these problems and more, we could talk about having
> > > a unified API. Otherwise for the Oracle OCI_ASSOC, I would prefer
> > > not to change it for speed, Manuel would want to provide an emulation
> > > layer, i would object because it's slow, etc...
> >
> > If you want to resort to non-portable database programming, just stick
> > with the native database API that PHP offers and you will get all the
> > speed that is possible. Using a database abstraction that does not offer
> > portability and still adds execution overhead does not make much sense.
> > Your programs still need to be adapted to run with different databases
> > and they will still be slower than using the native PHP database APIs.
> >
> Just for the record, I agree 100% with Manuel on this one.
> Now for the $15,000 question: does anyone else agree with this ? If
> PEAR::DB is not abstracting the database what is the purpose of such a
> library ?
I asked that in a past thread, manuel answer something quit explicit and correct. 
Trying to find it back. :)


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